Transforming Health Care at Mount Sinai Downtown

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) of Mount Sinai

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) of Mount Sinai

As the nation’s emphasis on health care shifts from centralized hospitals that serve the sick to more proactive ways of keeping people healthy, and as more surgeries are safely handled in ambulatory settings, fewer hospitals will be needed.

This transformation is happening throughout New York City. A recent report by the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), titled “One New York – Healthcare for Our Neighborhoods,” cited the closure of 19 city hospitals since 2003 and annual declines in the use of city hospital beds. The HHC report noted that New York City is increasingly moving toward a “system anchored by community-based preventive care.” Read more

A Paradigm Shift in Health Care Delivery

Medical Treatment at Home

An innovative program being run by the Mount Sinai Health System has shown that certain acute-care patients who choose to be treated at home rather than in a hospital are not only more satisfied with their care but also have lower medical costs and fewer medical complications.

These findings come amid the halfway point of a three-year plan that was launched by Mount Sinai in November 2014 after receiving a $9.6 million Health Care Innovation Award from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create a unique “hospital at home” program.

Known as the Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT), the program illustrates Mount Sinai’s commitment to being on the cutting edge of the way medicine will be practiced and creating an innovative health care system for the future, one that emphasizes outpatient, ambulatory, and home-based care with remote monitoring capabilities. The award further highlights Mount Sinai’s role as a pioneer in developing a new clinical and financial reimbursement model for patients with acute illnesses. Read more

A New Vision of Mount Sinai Downtown

Inside CoverSweeping change in the practice of health care is leading to a transformation in the Mount Sinai Health System’s downtown footprint. A planned investment of more than $500 million will create the new “Mount Sinai Downtown,” an expanded and unified network of facilities—stretching from the East River to the Hudson River—that will provide highly skilled emergency care, urgent care, outpatient, inpatient, and ambulatory services to people living and working in New York City below 34th Street. Read more

Student Leads New York Forum on Dismantling Racism in Health Care

Neil Calman, MD, and Kamini Doobay

Neil Calman, MD, and Kamini Doobay

Kamini Doobay, a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, played a key role in organizing a recent forum in New York City that featured renowned medical, public health, and academic leaders who convened to examine racial inequities that contribute to poorer health outcomes in communities of color.

The program, “Dismantling Racism in the NYC Health System: The Time is Now,” took place Saturday, March 12, at the CUNY Graduate Center and drew 200 participants. Ms. Doobay worked with Mount Sinai’s Department of Medical Education, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and other entities to develop the day-long activities. Read more

Gay City News Honors Barbara Warren, PsyD

Barbara Warren, PsyD

Barbara Warren, PsyD

Barbara Warren, PsyD, Director, LGBT Programs and Policies, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System, recently received a 2016 Impact Award from Gay City News, which serves New York City’s LGBT community. Dr. Warren was awarded for advancing LGBT equality and health equity over the past 28 years and for her work with the New York State Network of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Providers, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Community Centers, and the Mount Sinai Health System. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently recognized six campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

New Corporate Center Unifies Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai's new Corporate Services Center

50 East 42nd Street: a landmark building for Mount Sinai’s new Corporate Services Center

A landmark building at 150 East 42nd Street—a 45-story architectural jewel built in the mid-1950s—now serves as the official Corporate Services Center for the Mount Sinai Health System and the offices for 1,800 staff from nearly two dozen departments. Mount Sinai has leased six floors and is one of the building’s largest occupants. The Health System logo is prominently displayed at the building’s entrances.

“Isn’t this amazing?” said Peter W. May, Chairman, Boards of Trustees, Mount Sinai Health System, as he showed trustees, Health System leaders, and guests the new space—specifically, the new corporate boardroom, which he inaugurated with Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, during a reception on Wednesday, September 30. Mr. May also took guests onto an outdoor terrace that overlooks 42nd Street. “This really is a milestone that has been fulfilled,” said Dr. Davis, and he thanked Leni and Peter May for providing a contribution to create the space. Read more

Transforming the Mount Sinai Hospital Campuses

Transforming the Mount Sinai Hospital Campuses

An architectural image features the modern design planned for the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

A transformation is under way at the seven hospital campuses that comprise the Mount Sinai Health System, with various projects that streamline and modernize facilities, and strengthen their ability to better serve patients.

Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, has called this “a landmark time for our hospitals.” The changes, he says, will increase efficiency and enable Mount Sinai to “stand out as a health care hub,” locally and globally. Read more

Expert in Global Health Joins Mount Sinai

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, an expert in the design of community health systems for underserved populations in the United States and abroad, has joined Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Director of The Arnhold Global Health Institute, and Vice Chair of Population Health in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine.

In his dual roles, Dr. Singh will help the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System align global and domestic health activities, and integrate advances in domestic population health with economic principles, biomedical advances, and systems science. Read more

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH, Selected for Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH

The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., recently named Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH, as one of 20 health care leaders nationwide selected to participate in the inaugural class of its Health Innovators Fellowship. Fellows were chosen from a wide range of health care sectors, including medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mental and behavioral health, government, public health, health care venture capital, and veterans’ health. Dr. Palermo is Chief Program Officer, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read more

Mount Sinai Specialties Rank Among the Best Nationally

Eight specialties within the Mount Sinai Health System were ranked among the top 25 in the nation, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, released in July. The specialties included seven at The Mount Sinai Hospital: Cardiology/Heart Surgery; Diabetes/Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT); Gastroenterology/GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; and the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Among the top 25, four specialties moved higher in the rankings between 2014 and 2015, led by Cardiology/Heart Surgery, which now stands at No. 7, up from No. 10; Gastroenterology/GI Surgery at No. 8, up from No. 9; Neurology/Neurosurgery at No. 14, up from No. 15; and Nephrology, which moved up to No. 23 from No. 47. Read more